Salman Khan Granted Bail In The Blackbuck Case
Posted April 7, 2018, 6:29 pm at 18:29
In the year 1998, the Bishnoi Samaj had registered a complaint on Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan for killing the two blackbucks. The case has been going on for 20 long years now. A Jodhpur court held Salman Khan guilty and sentenced the actor to five years simple imprisonment. A penalty of Rs 10,000 has been levied too.
Two days after the sentence the actor was granted bail on Saturday in the 1998 blackbuck case on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh by District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi. Salman has to produce a personal bond of Rs 50,000 plus two other bonds of Rs 25,000 each. However, the 52-year-old has to secure special permission from court if he plans to travel outside the country.
Salman’s lawyer Mahesh Bora expressed happiness on the verdict. While, the petitioner, the Bishnoi community, plans to approach the Rajasthan High Court against the verdict. The Bishnoi’s consider the blackbuck to be the reincarnation of their religious Guru Bhagwan Jambeshwar also known as Jambaji. Salman and other Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam allegedly went hunting on October 1-2 in 1998 outside a forest reserve near Kankani village here while shooting for “Hum Saath Saath Hain”. While Salman was found guilty, the four co-stars and a local, Dushyant Singh, were acquitted.